MANCHESTER — More than 1,000 vehicles — including the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile with its yellow “bun” chassis topped by a hot-dog shaped compartment, pulled into the Queen City last year for the annual Cruising Downtown event.
And many are revved up for a return trip to Elm Street and adjoining areas Saturday. (Condiments not included.)
Cruising Downtown will feature antique, custom and hot-rod cars as well as trucks and motorcycles.
The music lineup will include sets by Permanent Vacation, The SunDogs and Speed Trap. In addition, The Mill, 96.5 FM, will be doing a live radio broadcast.
Admission is by a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family.
John Clayton, executive director for Manchester Historic Association and former New Hampshire Union Leader columnist, will emcee the event.
Cost to enter a vehicle on the day of the event is $25, and drivers starting at 6 a.m. will be asked to walk up and take a spot in line.
Gates will open to spectators at 8 a.m., with awards to be presented to winning entries at 3 p.m.
JULIA ANN WEEKES/NH Weekend Editor